Summer Camps to Conduct Programs on Treatment of Soviet Jewry
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Summer Camps to Conduct Programs on Treatment of Soviet Jewry

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Summer camps under Jewish communal auspices have been asked by the National Jewish Welfare Board to conduct programs which will awaken young campers and counselors to the “problems of fellow Jews in the Soviet Union, and, equally important, keep the issue in the public spotlight,” it was reported by the JWB today.

The National Jewish Welfare Board, in cooperation with the American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry of which it is a member, has distributed materials on the treatment, legal position and rights of Jews in the Soviet Union to all camps under Jewish auspices. It also distributed suggestions which include the organization of bus caravans by day camps in the New York area to demonstrate in front of the Soviet Mission to the United Nations, and similar caravans to historical sites, state houses or city halls in other communities; a relay of the Eternal Light by clusters of camps; a mass letter-writing campaign to Soviet officials from Jewish campers throughout the United States, and inter-camp meetings on Soviet Jewry by teenage campers.

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